Unique Hostel & Guesthouse | R & R
No.14 Lovel St is a quiet place to relax in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Where guests come back to recharge after squeezing every last drop out of their day.
Welcoming guests since 1913 we operate as both a hostel (a peaceful not a party hostel) - and a private rental guesthouse, where you have exclusive use of the house. Click here for pics.
Acknowledgement of Country
No.14 Lovel St is on Gundungurra land. We acknowledge the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Tharawal, Darkinjung and Wiradjuri people are the traditional custodians of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal land. We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.
No.14 has 11 rooms, mostly private rooms with a share bathroom. We also have two 5bed dorms and one queen/single triple with an ensuite. We have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, big share bathroom, two lounge areas and wraparound garden verandah, making it the perfect place to relax.
No.14 can also be rented as a private guesthouse for your exclusive use. Perfect for extended family get togethers, wellness retreats, small business workshops, groups such as bushwalking, photography, cycling, or any other adventure group wanting to have a getaway in the Blue Mountains!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF No.14
Whether you’re 26 or 65, our guests span the ages. But at the core what they all have in common is a desire to recharge and relax at end of an adventure filled day, in a warm, welcoming, and comfortable place that has a great atmosphere. Some may also be drawn by the affordable price; others just like No.14 as a unique place to stay. See more on our socials. Tag @14LovelSt or email us with your pics to share (and enter our monthly guest photo comp). We love seeing them!
SEE & DO
There's SO much to see and do in the Blue Mountains, we can't possibly include it all here. But here's a taster – just click on any image to learn more.
You can also subscribe for more in-depth information and get to access the free guides we're working on right now to download. Or better still, why not get in touch with us directly and tell us what you're interested in, and we'll work out a bespoke itinerary for you during your stay.
Unrestricted Street Parking
NB: we are on the high side of the street.
Peace & Quiet
Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. No TVs, radios, music etc. BYO earphones to listen to your own content.
Self-Catering Full Kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of space.
We are in application to be certified Eco Tourism business.
Log On or Switch Off
Free WiFi. Mac in the library. Lots of books, games, and jigsaw puzzles.
We donate a % of our income, as well as fundraising with treats in the kitchen to support a range of charities.
Julia & Arthur
This is the perfect spot to recharge and relax after a busy day of exploring. We did not anticipate falling deeply in love with this beautiful hostel.
As avid hikers, No.14 was everything we didn’t know we needed. It was the perfect spot to recharge after long days of hiking while also being an incredibly cozy space to write and work in—which is not typically the case with most of the hostels we have stayed in before.
There’s this feeling in the air,
That you really do care
It spills from the cupboards,
It spills from the walls,
Every nook and cranny
‘Cause this place has it all.
Passion over exteriors,
Every single time.
‘Cause a dollar is still a dollar,
Even without its shine.
for I’d choose warmth over
Corporate, every single time.
And if these walls could talk,
I wonder what they’d tell us.
A hundred years of history,
A hundred years of people,
Their detailed lives now a mystery.
So, here we have it,
‘A home away from home’,
for No14 is different,
It has a heart that beats.
It has friendly people and passion,
that will sweep you from your feet.
Poem by Leanne Walker
No.14 is a home away from home. My go-to whenever I'm in the Blue Mountains. I don't want to stay anywhere else so I arrange my holiday dates around what's available as it's worth it! The rooms are basic but extremely comfy and very toasty (especially in the Winter!). I usually travel with a medium rucksack and they are always good at making arrangements to keep it on the premises until I check in proper, which is really handy. It's always nice after a day's adventuring to snuggle up in the lounge areas with some wine, snacks and a cosy fire before adjourning to an even cosier bed.
No.14 Lovel St feels like a home away from home. It’s clean but cosy and Annette’s welcoming smile means you are quickly settled in. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better night’s sleep than when I’ve stayed at No14 and eating breakfast or dinner with the view from the verandah is priceless. Drying out your wet trail runners or boots by the fire after a day of adventures is a beautiful bonus.